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Dear Abby 10/19

DEAR ABBY: I recently accepted the honor of raising my 10-year-old nephew, "Matt." I have a daughter, "Sierra," who is also 10. Sierra's father is being a jerk about my raising someone else's child. He claims that by having Matt in the house, I am "taking away" from our daughter. She calls him the brother she has always wanted.

November 02, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Council votes to close section of Walnut Street

The Statesboro City Council voted to permanently close the section of Walnut Street between Cherry Street and Bulloch Street after a public hearing was held on the matter Tuesday. The vote came as a response to a request made by the First United Methodist Church, which owns the property on both sides of that section of the street.

November 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch Academy junior wins annual Red Ribbon Week Billboard Contest

November 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 10/18

Some hands bid themselves, as the saying goes. In an uncontested auction, you have no problem picking each call when it is your turn. But occasionally you will be sitting there, wondering exactly what to do next. A good rule of thumb is to show where your high-card values lie. Look at the South hand. You open one club, and partner responds three hearts, which by your partnership agreement is a splinter bid. North is showing at least game-going values with five or more clubs and a singleton or void in hearts. What would you rebid?

November 01, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Warming causing stress in Arctic, threats to caribou, sea ice, permafrost

WASHINGTON - The Arctic is under increasing stress from warming temperatures as shrubs colonize the tundra, changing wildlife habitat and local climate conditions, researchers said Wednesday.

November 01, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Under veto threat, House debates surveillance bill without telecom immunity

WASHINGTON - Against the backdrop of a presidential veto threat, the House wrangled Wednesday over an eavesdropping bill that would expand court oversight of government electronic surveillance in the United States.

November 01, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 18

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

November 01, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Volunteers to clean local waterways Saturday

Bulloch County area volunteers will wade into the Ogeechee River Saturday as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Turkish parliament approves possible operation against rebel Kurds across border in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey - Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work.

November 01, 2007 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Focus on preventing wars is new US naval strategy

WASHINGTON - In the first major revision of U.S. naval strategy in two decades, maritime officials said Wednesday they plan to focus more on humanitarian missions and improving international cooperation as a way to prevent conflicts.

November 01, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Parents falsely claim religious exemptions to avoid vaccinating young children

BOSTON - Sabrina Rahim doesn't practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool.

November 01, 2007 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspect in young girl’s videotaped sexual assault arraigned in Las Vegas court

LAS VEGAS - The man accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl in an explicit sex videotape was arraigned Wednesday on 23 felony charges that could land him in prison for life.

November 01, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Oral Roberts president asks to take leave after accusations of improprieties

TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts has asked the school's board of regents for a leave of absence amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign.

November 01, 2007 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eating seafood and putting on makeup, early humans showed ‘modern’ signs 164,000 years ago

WASHINGTON - In one of the earliest hints of ''modern'' living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show.

November 01, 2007 | AP Science Writer | Nation


Sensitive financial data lost on Louisiana college applicants, parents for past 9 years

BATON ROUGE, La. - Sensitive data for virtually all Louisiana college applicants and their parents over the past nine years were in a case lost last month during a move, officials said.

November 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

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Jamaica stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a ...

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Disability funds in danger

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Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's ...

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Dodgers claim series finale

ATLANTA - Knowing the Braves are sometimes vulnerable to off-speed pitches, Mike Bolsinger was pleased that his curveball and slider caused problems all afternoon.

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R.I.E.Z. sending three athletes to Junior Olympics

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gators, Blue Devils pass summer days between seasons

July 22, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer ...

July 22, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports




Johnson, Wood lead Braves to scrappy win over Dodgers

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson drove in two runs, Alex Wood overcame control problems on a hot night and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

July 21, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Jamaica relishes underdog role against USMNT

ATLANTA - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed ...

July 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seminoles working on problems

PINEHURST, N.C - With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process ...

July 21, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to ...

July 21, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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